Tikipunga, Whangarei

48 days ago

How is the hot, dry weather impacting you?

Denise Piper Reporter from Whangarei Leader

It's been hot and dry in Northland in 2019, with more than a dozen records broken. More water restrictions are about to be introduced in the Far North, and some Whangārei residents on tank water are needing top-ups. How is the dry weather impacting you?

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45 days ago

Be in to win with The Editors’ Escape - 2 DAYS TO GO!

The Team from The Editors' Escape

If you’re an avid reader of NZ House & Garden and NZ Gardener, you’ll love The Editors’ Escape! Join editors Naomi Larkin and Jo McCarroll on an unforgettable journey to the stunning Hawke’s Bay, experiencing the best of travel, tour and taste.

Unlike any other travel package, this … View more
If you’re an avid reader of NZ House & Garden and NZ Gardener, you’ll love The Editors’ Escape! Join editors Naomi Larkin and Jo McCarroll on an unforgettable journey to the stunning Hawke’s Bay, experiencing the best of travel, tour and taste.

Unlike any other travel package, this escorted tour gives you the opportunity to get to know the editors behind your much-loved magazines, hearing first hand about the upcoming season trends, interiors, and gardening tips.

Be in to win with The Editors' Escape! Our friends at NZ House & Garden are giving away tickets to their popular House Tours this season. Tell us your favourite New Zealand destination where you'd like to escape with us via this link and be in to win one of five double passes to a House Tour of your choice.

Visit www.editorsescape.co.nz... for more information and to secure your spot today.

Competition closes on 15th January 2020.

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45 days ago

Power Tools

Mary from Tikipunga

Power Tools. Drills, impact drill, reversing drill, drop drill with stand. Angle grinders. Heat gun. Power planer. Hedge trimmer. Jig saws. Sanders, palm sanders, orbital sanders, revolving and orbiting sander, disc sander. Glue gun.
All Negotiable

Negotiable

45 days ago

Keyboard Carry Bag

Mary from Tikipunga

Keyboard Carry Bag. Armour brand. New and unused, purchased wrong size. Two front pockets with shoulder strap. Internal measurement are- 1000mm long x 480 mm wide and 180mm high

Price: $55

45 days ago

Mulch Maker/ Shredder

Mary from Tikipunga

Ryobi Mulch Maker/ Shredder. 2.5 HP Very little used.
Price negotiable

Negotiable

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45 days ago

Garage stuff

Mary from Tikipunga

Selection of handy man tools and bits and pieces including many different kinds of nails and screws. Make an offer on anything you want

Negotiable

45 days ago

Leather Chair

Mary from Tikipunga

Large, comfortable leather chair. In as-new condition. 90cm deep and 1 metre wide. Original price $800 so selling for half price.

Price: $400

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48 days ago

Quarry Gardens to get an Infrastructure Boost

Online Content Publisher from Whangarei District Council

Whangārei’s landmark Quarry Gardens will get some desperately needed access upgrades over the next year, thanks to a $781,000 grant by the Government’s Tourism Infrastructure Fund (TIF).
Whangarei District Council successfully applied for TIF funding for a 53% contribution to the total … View more
Whangārei’s landmark Quarry Gardens will get some desperately needed access upgrades over the next year, thanks to a $781,000 grant by the Government’s Tourism Infrastructure Fund (TIF).
Whangarei District Council successfully applied for TIF funding for a 53% contribution to the total $1,481,000 upgrade planned for the Quarry Gardens on Russell Road.
The TIF grant will be used to extend car park areas and provide enough space for buses to turn and park safely.
The narrow, one-way gravel drive to the Gardens will also be replaced with a wider, asphalt-sealed driveway with a new pedestrian path from the roadside carpark to the visitor centre.
This work will make it safer and easier for visitors to access the Gardens and handle increasing visitor numbers.
The Quarry Gardens are located on Council-owned recreation reserve land, bordering the larger Coronation Scenic Reserve, which includes walking tracks through forest-clad hills, archaeological pa sites and pits, historic gold mining areas, and a scenic lookout.
For the past 20 years the Whangarei Quarry Gardens Trust, through the work of many dedicated volunteers, has been developing the formerly abandoned quarry into a stunning sub-tropical garden, visitor centre and café, which is now visited by people from all over the world.
Currently ranked a Garden of Significance, it requires only a few more points from the judges to become a Garden of National Significance.

46 days ago

Do more of what you love

Ryman Healthcare Limited

Ryman village living lets you worry less and play more. Experience our retirement villages.

0800 555 103 | rymanhealthcare.co.nz
Find out more

47 days ago

Bringing generations together

AMI Insurance

Cambridge mum Rebecca Broadbent regularly takes groups of parents and preschool children to visit local rest homes. Not only is this a salve for loneliness, it sparks interaction, communication and mobility in residents, says Tracy Fairhall, activities coordinator for Raeburn Lifecare in Cambridge.… View moreCambridge mum Rebecca Broadbent regularly takes groups of parents and preschool children to visit local rest homes. Not only is this a salve for loneliness, it sparks interaction, communication and mobility in residents, says Tracy Fairhall, activities coordinator for Raeburn Lifecare in Cambridge.

For Rebecca, it is simply a joy to spread joy. She remembers the first rest home visit she arranged. “At one point I looked over at a lovely resident who was 100 and he was kind of shaking and I was worried. I got closer and saw that he was shaking with laughter because my boys were having a paper plane competition, throwing paper planes from one end of the lounge to the other. It was beautiful.”

read the full story here.
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47 days ago

Animal Evac NZ deployed to Australia

Animal Evac NZ

With the help of animal rights group SAFE, Animal Evac New Zealand has sent a specialist team of six trained disaster responders to New South Wales. They are supporting animals and communities impacted by the catastrophic bush fires.

The team has experience in animal disaster management, … View more
With the help of animal rights group SAFE, Animal Evac New Zealand has sent a specialist team of six trained disaster responders to New South Wales. They are supporting animals and communities impacted by the catastrophic bush fires.

The team has experience in animal disaster management, international humanitarian aid, veterinary medicine, disaster victim identification, paramedicine, incident management, animal control, wildland firefighting and technical animal rescue.

Animal Evac is asking for donations to support their work on the ground in Australia and in responding to future emergencies. They are extremely grateful to the organisations and individuals who have already supported this deployment and helped make it possible.

To learn more about Animal Evac’s work and to stay up to date with their Australian deployment, follow them on Facebook or visit our Website
Donate now

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47 days ago

Lawn mowing business for sale

Mona from Tikipunga

Private Lawn Mowing Business for Sale
87 lawns, Van, Trailer, mowers, weed eaters, blower, garden bags plus accessories
Refer TradeMe listing 2483832806
Price negotiable

Price: $30,000

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48 days ago

Pretty in pastel

The Team from Resene ColorShop Whangarei

Painted glass bottles make a stylish display on their own or with the addition of dried foliage. The paint is on the inside so they still have that lovely glass sheen.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene. Find out how to create this quick and easy … View more
Painted glass bottles make a stylish display on their own or with the addition of dried foliage. The paint is on the inside so they still have that lovely glass sheen.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene. Find out how to create this quick and easy project yourself

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48 days ago

Campuses are open for 2020!

Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi

Whangarei Campus

Kia ora! Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi are one of 3 Wānanga nationwide providing positive educational pathways with a Kaupapa Māori philosophy open to all learners.

Our campus in Whangarei is located at 12A Murdoch Crescent, Raumanga Heights offering te reo Māori … View more
Whangarei Campus

Kia ora! Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi are one of 3 Wānanga nationwide providing positive educational pathways with a Kaupapa Māori philosophy open to all learners.

Our campus in Whangarei is located at 12A Murdoch Crescent, Raumanga Heights offering te reo Māori programmes and marae centred courses throughout Te Tai Tokerau including Kai Oranga, Te Pou Hono and Community Education. We are pleased to also offer fee free programmes (conditions apply).

If you are looking for study options locally we’d love to hear from you!
Learn more

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50 days ago

Can You Help?

Wendy Fulcher from Octagon Theatre

Like any voluntary non-profit organisation, our little theatre, "The Octagon" relies on the generosity of volunteers who can donate an hour or three to a community resource that is manned by the community for the community.
In between our productions, we carry out a variety of … View more
Like any voluntary non-profit organisation, our little theatre, "The Octagon" relies on the generosity of volunteers who can donate an hour or three to a community resource that is manned by the community for the community.
In between our productions, we carry out a variety of housekeeping and maintenance tasks, as well as stocktaking for our annual accounts purposes for financial year end.
We are planning two Working Bees in January 2020 to paint, refurbish, declutter, uplift carpet for repairs, take stock counts, manhandle materials to a nearby skip or trailers (whichever we can organise) for removal to the tip and generally tidy up and prepare for the 2020 season.

If you have an hour or three on either of the following days/dates, our Committee will gratefully welcome your offer of help, muscle, wheelbarrow or towed trailer.

Saturday, January 11 at 10.00am
Saturday, January 18 at 10.00am

Please phone 027 438 2736 or email octagon.member@gmail.com for further details or to offer assistance, particularly with any offers of use of towed trailer.

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